Category Archives: Action

Tenet (2020) – Review

John David Washington stars as a secret agent recruited by a mysterious organisation called Tenet, weaving his way through a twilight world of international crime on a mission to prevent Andrei Sator (Kenneth Branagh) starting World War 3, thus changing the course of humanity. An unbelievably hyped movie that has finally hit the big screens over the past week or two, but a complex one that definitely requires a second viewing to be fully appreciated.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Project Power (2020) – Review

On the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, a pill that gives its taker unpredictable superpowers for five minutes begins circulating. Upon this happening, a local cop must team up with a teenage dealer and former soldier, fuelled with a personal vendetta to take down the group responsible for its creation and circulation. Another pretty impressive Netflix production that’s easy on the eye and spectacular to watch in patches, but perhaps lacks any real substance to warrant a second viewing anytime soon. Project Power is now streaming on Netflix.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Bone Tomahawk (2015) – Review

An elderly Sheriff, along with his deputy, acquire a posse to hunt down and rescue their own town’s people after a group of cannibalistic “Troglodytes” cause chaos in Bright Hope and capture innocent citizens along the way. One of those captured was the wife of a local rancher, who consequently joins the gang on the hunt for revenge, despite a heavily injured leg. Enlisting with the trio is also an experienced, and equally as confident, gunslinger who felt partially responsible for the events that took place in the town. An at times entertaining thrill ride that takes a different approach to modern day westerns.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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The Last Days of American Crime (2020) – Review

Sometime in the near future, the American government plan to send out a signal that will make it virtually impossible for any citizen to commit an unlawful crime – consequently, a small team form and plan to execute one final heist before the signal takes effect. On a whole, a movie with a pretty interesting and unique premise, but not one that materialised into anything worthy of a repeat viewing or recommendation.

Rating: 2 out of 5.
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Tomb Raider (2018) – Review

When Lord Richard Croft (Dominic West) suddenly vanishes, Lara Croft (Alicia Vikander), the daughter of the British explorer, becomes determined to unearth the truth behind the adventurer’s strange disappearance. Pushing herself beyond her limits and armed with clues, she manages to discover the island her father was last seen on and does all she can to find answers from those responsible. It’s worth noting that this review was based solely on the movie I watched at the time and not the video games or previous films that have been made.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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Mile 22 (2018) – Review

In South East Asia, a man mysteriously turns up to the US Embassy offering top secret information that could benefit the United States. Consequently, a team of elite American intelligence officers headed by James Silva (Mark Wahlberg) are tasked with getting the man out of the city alive so that he can be extradited to the states. The journey may be short (22 miles) but it’s incredible dangerous as the American officers find out. A thoroughly enjoyable Hollywood blockbuster that seemingly sets itself up for a second movie sometime in the near future.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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District 9 (2009) – Review

Based in Johannesburg, South Africa, violence stems after an alien race are forced to live within the slums of the country, before the government begin to plot their removal from the area known as District 9. The race, named “Prawns”, have been on Earth for almost thirty years but now their initial welcome by humans has disappeared. The man overseeing the removal operation, Wikus van der Merwe (Sharlto Copley), finds himself exposed to an unusual chemical that ironically forces him to rely on the assistance of two “Prawns” to save him. A really bizarre but at the same time equally as interesting flick that’s currently on Netflix.

Rating: 3 out of 5.
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Extraction (2020) – Review

When a fearless mercenary called Tyler Rake (Chris Hemsworth) and the crew supporting him decide to embark on one of the deadliest extraction operations of their careers, they quickly find out that there is much more to the mission than just rescuing the kidnapped son of an imprisoned international kingpin. When things start to get complicated, bodies start falling and moral decisions must be made. A really well-made action movie from Netflix with an incredible high tempo throughout.

Rating: 3.5 out of 5.
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